Disease Information for Fox-Fordyce disease

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Penis Rash
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Dermatologic/Subcutaneous (category)
CLASS/Jaw/dental/oral/salivary (category)
Process
PROCESS/Eponymic (category)
Definition

Chronic pruritic disease, usually in women, characterized by small follicular papular eruptions in apocrine areas; It is caused by obstruction and rupture of intraepidermal apocrine ducts (From Dorland, 27th ed)------------------------------Fox Fordyce Disease;Apocrine Duct Occlusion;

Sweat Retention Disease; Fox-Fordyce Disease is a rare disorder that occurs almost solely in women; It is characterized by the development of intense itching usually in the underarm area, the pubic area, and around the nipple of the breast; Perspiration becomes trapped in the sweat gland and in the surrounding area causing intense itching, inflammation, and enlargement of the glands; Skin in the area may become darkened and dry; raised patches develop; Hair follicles in the area dry out resulting in loss or breakage of hair----------[NORD 2005]---------------

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